Slawek Wojtowicz grew up in Gdansk, Poland, before
immigrating to the U.S. in 1990. Now a doctor of internal medicine
specializing in cancer treatments, Slawek has had a fascination with
science fiction since he was a kid. He was active in the Gdansk Science
Fiction Club and used to create illustrations for the club's newsletter.
Slawek published a collection of his incredible
called Daydreaming: The Art of Slawek Wojtowicz. Fellow artist Donato
Giancola says that "stepping into the worlds of Wojtowicz is an
ecstatic pleasure as he melds the plausible with the fantastic."
Slawek credits a childhood accident for helping
him to create such stunning visuals as an adult.
"I nearly lost my eyesight in an accident when I
years old, so my art work is a celebration of the wonderful gift of
sight," he explains. "I celebrate sight with my art, but my art or 'my
daydreaming' also keeps me feeling alive and hopeful. I hope my book
and its images will transport people into a dreamlike realm but at the
same time deepen their perception of the universe and render a bright
picture of what we will become."
This is an
station Kappa Delta - following a deadly outbrake of Titan fever it has
been permanently sealed and and quarantined to prevent further spread
of this malicious scourge.
Flying in space is not as
easy as flying in the air. But anyone can learn this skill with some
This is an
illustration commissioned for the "Story of Haji" by Daniel Stiles.
Catch a ride on the
flying saucer back
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